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30 Cambodian Americans deported Monday

A coalition of Asian American groups denounced the deportation of more than 30 Cambodian Americans Monday. The action by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to be part of a crackdown by the Trump administration on refugees with criminal records. Many of those deported have served their...

New Report: Southeast Asian Americans Targeted for Deportations

Views from the Edge Every few months, scores of Khmer Americans are loaded onto a plane and deported to Cambodia and Laos. Many of these deportees have never set foot in these countries and are unable to communicate with locals. A new report, Southeast Asian American Journeys: A National Snapshot of Our...

Cambodian American refugee deported 2 years ago returns home, reunites with family

By Felix Poon, AsAmNews Staff Writer Dozens of people Wednesday night held “Unjustly Deported” and “Welcome Home” signs in the Boston Logan Airport baggage claim as they waited for Thy Chea, a 50-year old Cambodian American refugee and resident of Lowell, Massachusetts who was deported in August 2018. ...

AAPI Coalition responds to challenge from ICE over deportations of Cambodian Americans

By Amy-Xiaoshi DePapaola, AsAmNews Contributor A D.C.-based coalition recently challenged ICE over its conduct and arrest of more than 30 Cambodian Americans. Asian American advocacy groups had denounced the deportation of more than 30 Cambodian Americans on Jan. 13, AsAmNews reported. Said individuals were deported on a single flight...

Favorable court order comes too late to prevent deportation of Cambodian American refugee

A judge issued an order this week to prevent a Cambodian American refugee from being deported from the United States, but the ruling came two days after the man had already been deported, reports the Sacramento Bee. The man who has not been identified was one of 30 refugees...

Family, activists rally behind Cambodian refugee detained for deportation.

By Felix Poon, AsAmNews Staff Writer The family of a 44-year-old resident of Lowell, MA isn't giving up hope they can save him from being deported. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Thursday jailed Vibol Sok, one of two Cambodian refugees in Burlington that day who showed up for...

Nine Cambodian refugees detained nationwide as demonstrators mobilize

AsAmNews has learned that at least nine Cambodian refugees have been detained this week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers nationwide, even as protestors gathered in at least a half dozen cities. "We have had ICE home raids targeting Cambodians in California and across the country this week," Anoop Prasad...

Cambodian Americans nationwide targeted for new round of deportations

Views from the Edge The Cambodian American community is on edge this week as another round of deportations is expected to commence. Dozens of Cambodian refugees who came to the US legally as children and who served time behind bars for crimes committed as youth are being...

10 Cambodian families face deportation and separation Thursday in Boston

By Felix Poon, AsAmNews Staff Writer Close to two hundred demonstrators turned out in front of the JFK Federal Building in Boston to protest the imminent deportations of Cambodian Americans. Saray Im, a 44 years old resident of Lynn, MA was there with his family—he’s one of ten Cambodians in...

Expect massive ICE raids soon, says Trump; deportations of Cambodians already started

Views from the Edge This July 4th weelend, as the United States celebrates it's Independence Day, and as thousands of new American citizens are sworn in on aircraft carriers, auditoriums, in courtrooms,museums, gyms and sporting events around the country, the Trump administration is readying a...

California governor pardons two Cambodian refugees

A demonstration in Sacramento preceded Gov. Gavin Newsom's pardons of two Cambodian Americans Photo from SEARAC Views from the Edge After weeks of lobbying by Asian American advocacy groups, California Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned two Cambodian refugees facing deportation. Kang Hen and Hay Hov received pardons from Newsom ...

Cambodian Americans Deportations Continue; Are Vietnamese Americans Next?

Views from the Edge About 40 Khmer Americans are in a country they've never set foot in before. Many don't speak the language. The department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) deported the Cambodian refugees Monday from its detention center in El Paso, Texas. They were scheduled to land in the...

43 Cambodians Deported. Civil Rights Groups Demand Related Records

Three Asian American civil rights groups are demanding that Immigration and Customs Enforcement release all information related to the arrests, detention, and deportation of Southeast Asian Americans in the past 20 years.. The demand filed through a Freedom of Information Act request comes as 43 Cambodians deported from the United...

Judge Delays Deportations of Cambodians

  Views from the Edge   Nine more Cambodians have been deported from the United States and arrived in Phnom Penh Wednesday morning. They join the 78 other Cambodians who have been deported since a Donald Trump directive in September.   Another group of about 50 Cambodians were due to be sent back this...

U.S. Detains More than 100 Cambodian Americans for Deportation

Over 100 Cambodian Americans have recently been detained for deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Most of the detainees are currently being held at the Adelanto Detention Facility in Southern California, with case reviews expected to begin on Monday, according to a statement released by Southeast Asia...

Judge to Decide if Abused Cambodian Refugee Will be Deported

Abuse victim Ny Nourn is awaiting a decision that could end in her freedom after 16 years in prison. A hearing was held at an immigration court Friday in San Francisco that could determine whether this Cambodian refugee is deported back to Southeast Asia or allowed to remain in the...

Incarceration of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Increasing at Rapid Rate

When it comes to criminal justice reform, you don't hear a lot about how that might impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. That's why I was a bit surprised to read these statistics from the National Council on Asian Pacific Americans. The incarceration rate of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders quadrupled...

KPCC: When The Myth Collides with Reality–Study Finds Finds Diversity Among Asian Americans

  A new report from the Asian Pacific American Legal Center finds Asian Americans are more diverse socioeconomically than most realize, reports KPCC. Some Asian American groups in Southern California earn more than non-Latino whites, but groups such as Cambodians, Bangladeshis and Tongans on average earn less than blacks and Latino. "There...

Opinion: Affirmative action benefits AAPIs. Yes on 16

By Angela Yip My senior year of high school, I debated a pending Supreme Court case, Fisher v. University of Texas, which questioned the use of affirmative action in college admissions. I was assigned to argue on the side of Abigail Fisher, a White applicant with just below average grades...

VP Pence congratulates new Fil Am citizen. Former deportee celebrates citizenship.

Photo courtesy Orlando Medrano Vice President Mike Pence joined 16 new citizens from more than a dozen countries for a swearing in ceremony Thursday, reports the Asian Journal. This just a week after the first Cambodian deportee to return to the United States became a new citizen himself. “When I...
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